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(Photo Credit: Getty Images) Bills in the Texas House and Senate would authorize state facilities funding for charter schools. Charters are public schools whose students are subject to the same academic accountability standards as those in traditional public schools. But they...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" has cleared a first vote in Texas after 13 consecutive hours of public comment dominated by transgender-rights supporters who scolded the measure. A Senate committee early Wednesday advanced the proposal that...
Photo courtesy of Fayette County Yesterday just before 12 noon, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner Lobos, stopped a Dodge pickup truck on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile-marker for a traffic violation. Thumann observed the...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN, TX -- Today, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 313 and Senate Bill 314, legislation to reform the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) and the Texas Optometry Board (TOB), respectively. Both bills represent key...
Photos courtesy of DPS AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Agapito Salinas, 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Salinas, a confirmed Texas Syndicate...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) An architect of North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is now trying to help Texas pass a similar law that faces significant political hurdles despite support from top Republicans. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's visit to Austin on Monday comes as the...
(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle have prompted evacuations of some residents as at least 150 homes are being threatened. The Texas A&M Forest Service says one fire in Potter County near Amarillo has grown to 25,000 acres but its forward...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) A new report says the number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred. The report from the National Registry of Exonerations says a record 94...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An architect of North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is now trying to help Texas pass a similar law that faces significant political hurdles despite support from top Republicans. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's visit to Austin on Monday comes as the...